I don’t know about you, but the kitchen is the most used room in my house. Three square meals plus a couple of snacks each day, means cooking…and cleaning galore.
You probably know that cleaning as you go is the ideal way to keep a kitchen clean. But if you have a hungry husband, a toddler running around, and a baby at your feet (and in your cabinets), that may not always be possible. It may not ever be possible!
Sometimes you just have to scrounge through the cabinets leaving them a mess, leave scraps that fell to the floor, mix on high, cook too fast and pray the splatters on your wall don’t dry before you get a chance to wipe them up.
Sometimes…just sometimes, the kitchen becomes so much of a disaster that the typical daily cleanup doesn’t do it justice. Every once in a while the kitchen just needs a complete overhaul to become functional again.
That’s why I want to invite you to come with me on a thirty-one day journey to make your kitchen clean and organized. To make it a room where you can find every piece of equipment you need. A room that doesn’t store equipment you don’t need. A place where you know what ingredients you have and which ones you need to get. A room that isn’t crammed but feels spacious, even if it’s technically tiny. To make the kitchen a room you enjoy.
A clean and organized kitchen IS possible. And it can become a reality just by doing one small step each day.
Every day in October, you’ll find one task posted below that will guide you in making your kitchen a room you enjoy. You can come back to this page to find a link to your daily task, or you can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. You can also find some other great challenges at The Nester.
Will you join me? I can’t wait!
Your Guide to a Clean & Organized Kitchen
Day 1 :: Do the dishes
Day 2 :: Remove the clutter
Day 3 :: Clean the trash can
Day 4 :: Clean the microwave
Day 5 :: Clean the dishwasher
Day 6 :: Clean and organize the refrigerator
Day 7 :: Clean and organize the freezer
Day 8 :: Replace refrigerator water filter
Day 10 :: Clean the oven
Day 11 :: Clean stove top burners
Day 12 :: Clean the garbage disposal
Day 13 :: Plasticware and storage ware
Day 14 :: Plan with a purpose
Day 15 :: Kitchen drawers
Day 16 :: Cups, mugs, and glasses
Day 17 :: Plates, bowls, and other dishes
Day 18 :: Pots, pans, and bakeware
Day 19 :: Pantry organization
Day 20 :: Clean cutting boards and sharpen knives
Day 21 :: Clean your coffee maker
Day 22 :: Clean your small appliances
Day 24 :: Clean under the sink
Day 25 :: Deep clean cabinet doors
Day 26 :: Clean tile and touch up paint on walls
Day 27 :: Deep clean floors
Day 28 :: Detail the kitchen
Day 29 :: Meal plan
Day 30 :: New kitchen supplies
Day 31 :: Rinse and repeat
Save/Pin this free printable! Hang it up on your fridge and repeat the process often. Your kitchen will thank you!